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Villa Savoye, Poissy
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Designed by famed Swiss architects Le Corbusier and his cousin, Pierre Jeanneret, Villa Savoye represents a modern architectural masterpiece open to the public. The Savoye family commissioned the house as a country retreat in 1928, and it was finished in the early 1930s. The home became Corbusier's best-known building from the era, as it exerted an enormous influence on the international modernism architectural movement through its design. During World War II, Nazis sent the family to a concentration camp and used the house for storage. After the war, the French government took ownership; it was designated a historical monument in 1965. Plan your Villa Savoye visit and explore what else you can see and do in Poissy using our Poissy tourist route planner.
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  • We were in our way to Versailles. We stop there for an hour. It was difficult to find because there is just a hidden sign...You will find a school near by. Le Corbusier at his maximum....Nice tour. Pa...  more »
  • For fans of le Corbusier, this villa is worth the visit. It is best to go by car, but complicated to park. The place is interesting and curious.
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  • After visiting the Collegiate Church of Poissy on the occasion of a travelling for work I targeted to a few hundred meters a sign indicating this building. Beautiful contemporary architecture. I actually broke down in front of so many masters of the volumes; extraordinary architect. I recommend
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  • A great place to visit for architecture fans, which worth the effort for a detour in the outskirts of Paris. Morning visit would be recommended to avoid the tourist flow. The house was reconstructed a few decades ago, but according to the original plans of Le Corbusier.
  • Worth the trip, but make sure to take the bus up the hill!
  • This is a start point in the world's modern architecture and house building !
  • Interesting place
  • Part of the French pilgrimage for all architects. This building represented Corbusier's 5 point manifesto. Easily among the top 5 buildings of the twentieth century in terms of influence to this day.